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Five Common Interior Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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When it comes to interior design, small choices can make a large difference. Of course, it’s important to make the right choices! Here are a few tips to avoid common mistakes when redecorating your home.

Don’t put furniture up against the wall

Although it seems like an obvious choice, putting couches or chairs up against the wall is often a poor design choice. If you have the room, pull your furniture away from the walls – this will create a more intimate setting and encourage conversation among guests.

Don’t overfill bookshelves

When filling a shelf, you should do more than simply pack it full of books. Sort books by style or color for a more unified look. Consider leaving some space or adding in accessories to add interest. If you’re looking at adding shelves to your home office or elsewhere, give us a call at Closet & Storage Concepts today. We can help you build the perfect storage system to ensure you don’t waste any space.

Don’t overdo it on decorations

Accessorizing can be fun and interesting but don’t go too far and create clutter. If you find that you have to clear some space, consider storing some items and swapping them out from time to time. That way, you can still keep everything while having scaled-back, fresh displays.

Don’t match all the colors

Consistent colors are good to tie a room together, but if everything is the same color the room will look bland. A good rule of thumb is the 60-30-10 rule: 60% of a dominant color, 30% of a complimentary color, and 10% of an accent color.

Don’t have inadequate lighting

Lighting is rarely something that people put enough thought into. Interior designers recommend having three different sources of light. Combine natural and artificial light sources, as well as lights of different intensity. This will make sure the room is well-lit for every situation.

We hope these interior design tips help you achieve the perfect look for your home. Once you’ve employed these around the house, try giving Closet & Storage Concepts of New England a call to help you get organized elsewhere. From the garage to your closets, we are ready and willing to help you tackle the clutter around your home!

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